2021 funding cycle process and dates will be confirmed in due time.

Any further updates will be posted here, and on our Facebook and Twitter pages.


Application Process

New organisation/grantees funded for 1 year or less: The application process has multiple phases, beginning with the submission of an Expression of Interest (EoI). If your EoI is accepted, you will be invited to submit a full application and participate in a site visit.

Returning Grantees (that have received 2+ years of funding): Will be invited to submit a full application and participate in a site visit. OSF-SA will contact returning grantees directly. You are not required to submit an EoI.

Our ordinary due diligence requirements including site visits, and conflict of interest policy requirements and OSF-SA Board approval processes will not be altered.

Funding Cycles and Important Dates

Programmatic Funding Priorities for 2019

OSF- SA has two thematic programmes:

  • Justice, Equality, and Rights, and
  • Information, Expression, and Accountability.

Expressions of Interests (EOIs) received will be assessed based on the strength of their alignment with each programmes’ focus, in addition to meeting OSF-SA assessment and eligibility criteria. Click here to learn more.

Eligibility and Assessment Criteria

OSF-SA EOI/Application and Reporting Templates and Useful Information

OSF-SA uses an online Expression of Interest (EOI) / Application system. During the application process, you will be asked to upload additional information which must be provided on OSF-SA’s templates. Click here for more information.


Unsure? Have a question? Please visit our FAQ page.

Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI)

Open/Special Calls

From time to time, OSF-SA may issue a special call for issue or theme specific applications and proposals. For current open calls please click here.

Application Templates/Guidance

Current Grantees: Reporting Templates